South Pacific Division Church leaders have reaffirmed their support for women in ministry following the decision to formally warn six union conferences for practices related to ordination.
A look back at the headlines from the year that was.
The South Pacific Division’s support of women in ministry is within the General Conference policy and manuals and solidly based on the biblical beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
A speech of note set the tone for the commissioning service of Avondale seminarian Dr Wendy Jackson. Avondale College of Higher Education president Professor Ray Roennfeldt’s welcome expressed his frustration with the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s decision not to give regional divisions the autonomy to ordain women.
The Division Executive Committee meetings—two days where many important discussions are held about the Church in the South Pacific.
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,” wrote poet William Yeats in 1919. A century later his grim foreboding is awfully resonant.
There’s been a lot of talk about unity lately. But what does the Word of God have to say?
The recent compliance discussions and decisions have created tension and hurt among many. Megan Johnson provides some biblical counsel that might just help comfort and guide in this open letter to the Church.
Wrestling with two different visions of church, David Toogood explores what his ideal church would look like.
Seven things you need to know.